The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore, about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2100 people.

For the Neutron and Muon Instrumentation Laboratory we are looking for a
PhD Student
Elastic Properties of Topological Magnets
Your tasks
  • Thermal expansion and ultrasound measurements on materials with non-trivial topological magnetic order
  • Development and Implementation of Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS) Setup
  • Programming of software for data analysis of RUS and thermal expansion data
  • Data analysis
  • Opportunity to participate in large-scale facility scattering experiments
Your profile
We are looking for a candidate with a Master degree in physics or a related field and with enthustiasm for experimental work and programming. Experience with low-temperature bulk measurements and the design of instrumentation is beneficial. As a qualified candidate, you are thrive in a dynamic team enviroment.
We offer
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr Marc Janoschek, phone +41 56 310 49 87.

Please submit your application online by 15 August 2021 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 3600-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Silja Giacomini-Diebold, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland